Bracket [Takes Action] provokes spatial practice’s potential to incite and respond to action today. Over 28 essays and 15 projects investigate the role of design to catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act upon.
The rise of several divisive leaders within contemporary politics, has once again brought action to the foreground. As a new generation makes their voices heard, they are also grappling to find effective platforms for action through design.
The notion of action simultaneously evokes a discussion on what we are acting for and value. This is particularly important to consider at a moment when the authoritative systems –governments and corporations– appear more divergent to the voices on the ground. At the same time, within an increasingly pluralistic society, what we collectively value is increasingly unclear, which presents a primary challenge on action.
Neeraj Bhatia is Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts;
Mason White is Associate Professor Architecture at the University of Toronto.
Neeraj Bhatia, Mason White, (eds.)
Size: 7.87 x 2.75 in. / 20 x 27 cm.
Cover: Soft cover
Publication date: October 2018
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-91-3
Price: 34€ / $39.95 / £32.00